Rookwood cemetery would generally not be a place of violence and ironically, two funeral directors made the cemetery just that when they go into a disagreement.
Funeral directors go at it at the cemetery
Thus far, the disagreement is reported to be been about the operations at the funeral service. Both funeral directors arrived at Rookwood cemetery at the same time and this is what caused the fight.
According to the Daily Mail, one of the funeral directors attacked the other after they got into a disagreement that got heated. One of them is reported to have gotten punched in the face and left with a busted lip and a bleeding nose.
So far, the family members present described the event as horrific and disrespectful. It is reported that the priest was in the vehicle of the man who was assaulted.
Paul Lahood arrested for assault at Rookwood cemetery
‘The priest was sitting beside the man that was allegedly injured. It was disrespectful and disgraceful.’
Right now, the funeral director has been arrested following the assault of another at Rookwood cemetery. The individual has been identified as Paul Lahood.
“He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm; and common assault and was given bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on 28 July 2022.”
To date, it has been shared that the pair know one another. The other funeral director is reported to work at Sympathy funerals. So far, each franchise is yet to comment on the fight at Rookwood cemetery.